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Evelyn Swanson spent nearly three years as a member of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the World War II era. -- Photo by Jason Schulte

Swanson reflects on her time in the Navy

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The moment happened nearly 65 years ago, but Evelyn Swanson can remember like it was yesterday.

Swanson walked into a classroom at a Naval base in Norfolk, Va., where the topic was going to be basic Naval knowledge.


"I attended my first class and there were 11 sailors and me," she said. "They were surprised to see me and vice versa."

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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